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Spelling List

2017-2018
For elementary, middle and
junior high school students in grades 3-8

economy
longitude
veracity

University Interscholastic League


allergy
heartily
nonentity

Foreword
The spelling contest is designed to give students exposure to a wide variety of vocabulary words.
Preparation for this contest should include instruction in the rules of the English language,
definitions and root words. In addition to learning to spell proficiently, contestants will learn to
write clearly and to properly capitalize words.

Word Lists
This bulletin contains three lists, each of which is a source of words for the UIL spelling contests.
Divisions are by grade, as follows: (1) Grades 3 and 4; (2) Grades 5 and 6; (3) Grades 7 and
8. The words have been selected to supplement state-adopted texts.

The authority for all words is Merriam Websters Intermediate Dictionary. Approximately 20
percent of the test words come from sources other than the UIL spelling lists.

Dictionary
The Merriam Websters Intermediate Dictionary is the official source for the UIL spelling and
dictionary skills competitions at the elementary and junior high levels. The dictionary can be
purchased from Texas Educational Paperbacks, 3824 Cedar Springs Rd., #202, Dallas, TX
75219-4168; 800-443-2078; fax: 800.437.7070; web: www.tepbooks.com.

Alternate spellings
When an alternate spelling exists, students are required to spell only one variant. Acceptable
alternatives in the bulletin are listed together and separated by commas. Alternate endings
are shown in parentheses as follows: blond (e).

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Capitalization
Where it is correct to start a word with a capital or lowercase letter, it will be shown as follows:
alligator (A). If a word is listed in the dictionary with a capital and lowercase letter but the word
only appears on the list with a lowercase letter, the capitalized version is not correct. If a word
is listed in the dictionary with a capital and lowercase letter but the word only appears on the
list with a capital letter, the lowercase version is not correct.

Explanatory Words
Explanatory words, such as parts of speech or brief definitions, are listed in parentheses
after the word. These definitions serve only to identify words which are homonyms or near-
homonyms. Space does not allow full definitions of words, and the short definition given may
need to be explained to the student.

Corrections
Any misprints or other errors found in the list should be reported to the League office at once.
Errors and corrections are posted on the UIL web site.

Printing and cursive acceptable


First and foremost, this is a test to determine spelling excellence. Therefore, plain writing rules
do not apply. However, the student is expected to write each word legibly. If there is a question
on legibility, to determine whether a given letter is legible, place a blank piece of paper on
either side of it, separating it from its context. Even though it may not be perfectly written, any
letter is considered correct which can still be identified when separated from the remainder
of the word. Students may use either a printing or a cursive style of handwriting. Spelling, not
handwriting, is the main goal of this event.

A set of rules is provided in this publication for your convenience. Should there be an incon-
sistency between these rules and those in the Constitution and Contest Rules, the C&CR
(Section 1470) prevails.

Outside sources
Several companies provide materials to help student prepare for the UIL spelling competition.
Contact each vendor for information about their products.

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Section 1470: SPELLING

(a) THE CONTEST.

(1) Summary. This contest is designed to give students exposure to a wide


variety of vocabulary words. It is not a contest of memorization. For the
most educational value, preparation for this contest should include
instruction in the rules of the English language, meanings and definitions,
and root words. In addition to learning to spell proficiently, contestants will
learn to write clearly and to capitalize words properly. Words will come from
the appropriate UIL spelling list, state adopted textbooks and Words of
Common Usage. Approximately 20 percent of the test words will come from
sources other than the UIL spelling lists. The source designated in official
contest procedures will serve as the authority for all words in the contest.
(2) Contest Format. Students will write down words given by the pronouncer on
their paper at a rate of approximately five words per minute.
(A) Grades 3 and 4: 50 words; tie breaker, 15 words.
(B) Grades 5 and 6: 80 words; tie breaker, 20 words.
(C) Grades 7 and 8: 110 words; tie breaker, 30 words.
The tiebreaker is given to all contestants immediately following the initial
test. Contestants who do not take the tiebreaker shall be disqualified.

(b) REPRESENTATION.

(1) Contestants. Students in officially prescribed grade levels below 9th grade
who are eligible under Sections 1400 and 1405 may enter this contest.
(2) Divisions. Districts shall offer either a separate division for each participating
grade level or combined grade level divisions as specified in official contest
procedures.
(3) Individual Competition. For each division, each participant school may
enter as many as three contestants in the district meet.
(4) Team Competition. If the district has elected to include team competition,
the combined scores of the three contestants in each division from a
school shall constitute the schools team score. A team shall have three
contestants compete to participate in the team competition.

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(c) CONTEST ADMINISTRATION.

(1) Personnel. The contest director will be in charge of running the contest
and resolving any problems that arise. The director may also serve as
the pronouncer as long as he/she is not the coach of any student in the
contest. The pronouncer shall not be a coach of any contestant entered
in the contest. Responsibilities of the pronouncer are as specified in
official contest procedures. Additional required and recommended contest
personnel are specified in official contest procedures.
(2) Verification Period. A verification period shall be provided. Unofficial results
should be posted. Contestants and coaches should be given no more
than 15 minutes to examine their test papers with official keys. Questions
should be directed to the contest director, whose decisions shall be final.
(3) Ties and Points. Ties in individual competition are to be broken by scoring
the tie breaker test of only those involved in the tie. When calculating team
scores, do not include scores from the tie breaker portion of the test unless
a tie exists. If a tie exists in team competition, calculate the tie breaker
scores for only those teams involved in the tie. If the tie remains after
scoring the tie breaker, the tie shall stand. If there is a tie for first place,
there is no second place. If there is a tie for second place, there is no third
place, etc. Points are awarded as specified in Section 1408 (i).
(4) Certificates. Students who score 100% in district competition are eligible
to receive a Certificate of Achievement. Words misspelled on the tie
breaker do not disqualify a student from a certificate.
(5) Official Results. After the verification period has ended and all test papers
have been collected, the contest director shall announce the official
results. Official results, once announced, are final.
(6) Returning Materials. No materials from district contests may be returned
to contestants prior to official release dates.

REFER TO THE A+ HANDBOOK FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON


CONTEST ADMINISTRATION AND SCORING.

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Grades 3-4
1. abandon 51. bleach 101. decline
2. abnormal 52. blossom 102. decorate
3. aboveground 53. blunder 103. defeat
4. adapt 54. blush 104. delay
5. admire 55. borrow 105. dense (thick)
6. adorable 56. bouncy 106. dentistry
7. adverb 57. bowling 107. deposit
8. agitate 58. breakfast 108. describe
9. agreement 59. bridesmaid 109. dessert (food)
10. album 60. broaden 110. destroy

11. alligator 61. brother 111. diamond


12. allowance 62. budget 112. difficult
13. almond 63. bursting 113. digest
14. already 64. buttercup 114. disappoint
15. altar (table) 65. California 115. discover
16. amusement 66. candle 116. dismiss
17. ancestor 67. capsule 117. dispute
18. annoy 68. career 118. domino
19. answer 69. carrier 119. donate
20. anticipate 70. caterpillar 120. downward

21. antonym 71. catwalk 121. dragonfly


22. apology 72. ceiling (upper part of a room) 122. dressy
23. appear 73. century 123. drinkable
24. applaud 74. channel 124. drover
25. appoint 75. chapter 125. drowsy
26. aroma 76. cheddar, Cheddar(cheese) 126. eagle
27. article 77. childish 127. earmuff
28. ashore 78. chrome 128. earthly
29. astonish 79. circuit 129. easily
30. athlete 80. circulate 130. eclipse

31. attach 81. citizenship 131. economy


32. autumn 82. citrus 132. editor
33. average 83. cling 133. elbow
34. babble 84. colorless 134. electrify
35. baggage 85. commit 135. elegant
36. ballad 86. company 136. elsewhere
37. ballpoint 87. compel 137. embark
38. baritone 88. composure 138. embrace
39. barrel 89. comrade 139. emperor
40. barrette 90. concern 140. empty

41. bashful 91. condone 141. enable


42. beginner 92. connect 142. ending
43. behave 93. correction 143. energy
44. believe 94. coupon 144. English
45. beverage 95. cranberry 145. entirely
46. beware 96. crescent 146. entitle
47. beyond 97. daily 147. estate
48. blade 98. damage 148. esteem
49. blame 99. deaden 149. European
50. blazing 100. decent 150. exam

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Grades 3-4 (contd)

151. expert 201. gratefully 251. initial


152. explain 202. greedy 252. inkling
153. eyedropper 203. grime 253. innate
154. eyelash 204. grindstone 254. inscribe
155. fabric 205. growl 255. insecure
156. falsehood 206. guardrail 256. instant
157. famous 207. guesswork 257. instead
158. fanciness 208. guilt 258. intent
159. fatal 209. gullible 259. interpret
160. fearless 210. hairdo 260. introduce

161. feather 211. halve 261. intrude


162. February 212. hamburger 262. inventive
163. festival 213. handful 263. irregular
164. fetch 214. handsaw 264. irritate
165. field 215. hare (rabbit) 265. jabbed
166. flatten 216. harpoon 266. jasper
167. flavor 217. haunt 267. jawbone
168. floral 218. headache 268. jell (take shape)
169. foolish 219. healthy 269. journal
170. foresight 220. helpless 270. jumbo

171. forestry 221. heptagon 271. junior


172. forthright 222. heritage 272. justice
173. fortune 223. hidden 273. keypad
174. forward 224. hinder 274. kindly
175. freaky 225. hipbone 275. kindred
176. freckle 226. history 276. knowing
177. friend 227. honest 277. knuckle
178. frighten 228. honorable 278. krill
179. frostbite 229. hostage 279. laborer
180. frown 230. hotel 280. landing

181. further 231. humanly 281. language


182. gadget 232. humble 282. lately
183. gala 233. hurricane 283. lavatory
184. gallery 234. hurried 284. lavender
185. garden 235. husband 285. lawsuit
186. garnish 236. icing 286. laziness
187. gatekeeper 237. ignite 287. leather
188. gather 238. illness 288. legally
189. gelatin, gelatine 239. illusion 289. lemonade
190. gentleman 240. image 290. liberty

191. geology 241. imitate 291. library


192. germfree 242. immune 292. lifesaver
193. ginger 243. import 293. likewise
194. girlfriend 244. impress 294. limited
195. glisten 245. improve 295. liquid
196. goose 246. increase 296. lobby
197. grader 247. indent 297. lobster
198. granddaughter 248. infect 298. locate
199. granite 249. inform 299. locomotive
200. grasp 250. inherit 300. loosen

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Grades 3-4 (contd)

301. loudness 351. noel 401. pasture


302. loyal 352. nomad 402. patient
303. luckily 353. nonviolent 403. patrolman
304. lunge 354. normal 404. peasant
305. luxury 355. notepad 405. peculiar
306. machine 356. nothing 406. pedigree
307. magazine 357. notice 407. penalty
308. magnet 358. nourish 408. performance
309. maintain 359. novelist 409. period
310. majestic 360. novice 410. persuade

311. mammal 361. numb 411. pheasant


312. manicure 362. nursery 412. phonics
313. marine 363. nurture 413. photocopy
314. massive 364. nylon 414. piggyback
315. mattress 365. oarsman 415. plastic
316. mayor 366. oatmeal 416. pleasure
317. measles 367. obedient 417. pledge
318. measure 368. obstinate 418. pointless
319. medical 369. obstruct 419. poison
320. medley 370. obvious 420. popular

321. mental 371. occasion 421. portrait


322. mercy 372. October 422. position
323. microwave 373. offend 423. postage
324. midget 374. offense, offence 424. prairie
325. mightily 375. official 425. preacher
326. mineral 376. omit 426. precious
327. minimal 377. onion 427. primary
328. misjudge 378. opener 428. prosper
329. mission 379. oppose 429. prowl
330. misspell 380. optional 430. quaint

331. mixture 381. orangeade 431. qualified


332. moisture 382. orbit 432. quarter
333. molasses 383. ordeal 433. queasy, queazy
334. muffler 384. orderly 434. queen
335. multiply 385. organist 435. quest
336. municipal 386. ornate 436. quibbling
337. mystery 387. otherwise 437. quicken
338. nameless 388. outerwear 438. quiet
339. napkin 389. outward 439. quilting
340. narrate 390. overhead 440. quitter

341. national 391. overtime 441. quota


342. nearby 392. oyster 442. raccoon, racoon
343. nearly 393. pageant 443. radar
344. necessary 394. painful 444. rainbow
345. needless 395. palace 445. rascal
346. neighborly 396. pantry 446. rattlesnake
347. neither 397. parallel 447. readily
348. newlywed 398. parka 448. recipe
349. nickname 399. partial 449. recollect
350. noble 400. passageway 450. recover

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Grades 3-4 (contd)

451. recycle 501. succeed 551. unsinkable


452. reflex 502. suddenly 552. unsure
453. rehearse 503. suggest 553. unusual
454. reindeer 504. surprising (adj.) 554. uproar
455. relic 505. syllable 555. upstairs
456. relief 506. tabulate 556. useless
457. remarkable 507. tactful 557. utmost
458. remember 508. tadpole 558. vacate
459. reporter 509. tattered 559. valentine
460. rescue 510. teacher 560. valor

461. resident 511. technical 561. vanilla


462. respond 512. telephone 562. vapor, vapour
463. retire 513. telethon 563. variety
464. retrieve 514. tennis 564. vegetable
465. reward 515. thankfully 565. vehicle
466. risky 516. therapy 566. velvet
467. romance (a story) 517. thief 567. venison
468. rosy 518. thistle 568. verb
469. rotate 519. throat 569. verdict
470. rotten 520. thunderbolt 570. villain

471. rudeness 521. timeless 571. vinegar


472. rush 522. timid 572. violin
473. salute 523. tiresome 573. virus
474. salvage 524. toaster 574. visiting
475. sample 525. tradition 575. vivid
476. sarcastic 526. trait 576. voice
477. sardine 527. tremor 577. vowel
478. scientist 528. tribute 578. voyage
479. scissors 529. triplet 579. wafer
480. scornful 530. trombone 580. waltz

481. seasonal 531. trouble 581. warmth


482. secretary 532. truffle 582. watermelon
483. sensible 533. tundra 583. wealthy
484. sentence 534. tweezers 584. whimper
485. shepherd 535. twig 585. whitener
486. shortage 536. twirl 586. wilderness
487. sibling 537. typical 587. windshield
488. simple 538. ulcer 588. wisdom
489. skillful 539. umpire 589. worrisome
490. sluggish 540. unable 590. writing

491. smuggle 541. unabridged 591. xebec


492. solution 542. underhand 592. xylem
493. soothe 543. underneath 593. yank (pull suddenly)
494. special 544. unfair 594. yearbook
495. splinter 545. unison 595. yogurt, yoghurt
496. squirrel 546. unit 596. youngish
497. stadium 547. unlawful 597. youthful
498. steeple 548. unlisted 598. zebra
499. straight 549. unpack 599. zest
500. subscribe 550. unscramble 600. zodiac
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Grades 5-6
1. abode 51. ballet 101. celebrity
2. abrasion 52. bankrupt 102. centigrade
3. absolutely 53. bareheaded 103. chairperson
4. abyss 54. bargain 104. challenge
5. academy 55. barricade 105. chaos
6. accordingly 56. beacon 106. character
7. accountant 57. beautician 107. cheerleader
8. achieve 58. beforehand 108. chocolate
9. acquaint 59. begrime 109. chorus
10. acreage 60. benefit 110. civilize

61. benign 111. cleanse


11. adjective
62. bequeath 112. closure
12. adjourn
63. biceps 113. coincidence
13. admittance
64. bicultural 114. colleague
14. advance
65. bilingual 115. combustion
15. adversary
66. binocular 116. comedian
16. affected
67. birthmark 117. committee
17. affliction
68. bittersweet 118. commune
18. aggression
69. blamable 119. communicate
19. alarmist
70. blameworthy 120. compete
20. alfalfa
71. blarney 121. competent
21. allegiance
72. blockbuster 122. composer
22. almanac
73. bluebonnet 123. conclude
23. alphabetical
74. blustering 124. condense
24. alternate
75. bonanza 125. confusion
25. aluminum
76. bonfire 126. consistent
26. ambulance
77. boomerang 127. consonant
27. amethyst
78. bothersome 128. continental drift
28. amnesia
79. boulevard 129. cosmetic
29. amplify
80. bountiful 130. countries
30. analysis
131. courteous
31. annex 81. bowlegged
132. cramming
32. announce 82. bravado
133. creative
33. antagonist 83. breathe
134. curiosity
34. antique 84. brilliance
135. custodian
35. anxiety 85. brooch
136. cylinder
36. apparently 86. brunet, brunette
137. damask (fabric)
37. appetizer 87. buffalo (animal)
138. davenport
38. apprentice 88. bulletin
139. deactivate
39. approach 89. bullheaded
140. debt
40. armored 90. bureau
141. decade
41. assess 91. burglarize
142. deceive
42. astound 92. burnish
143. December
43. athletic 93. calculate
144. declining
44. attorney 94. calligraphy
145. dedicate
45. audible 95. campaign
146. defensive
46. authentic 96. caricature
147. dehydrate
47. avocado 97. carnival
148. delegate
48. awesome 98. cartilage
149. delete
49. awkward 99. cataract
150. denominator
50. bacteria 100. celebration
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Grades 5-6 (contd)

151. deodorant 201. endurance 251. foundation


152. destiny 202. energetic 252. foyer
153. detergent 203. engraving 253. fraction
154. deterrent 204. ensue 254. fragrance
155. detestable 205. entrench 255. fraternity
156. diagonal 206. entrust 256. freebie, freebee
157. diagram 207. epidemic 257. freedom
158. difficulty 208. episode 258. freshened
159. dilemma 209. erase 259. frustrated
160. diligence 210. essayist 260. fulfill, fulfil

161. diplomatic 211. essential 261. function


162. disabled 212. evaporate 262. fussier
163. disaster 213. evolution 263. gait (movement)
164. disgruntled 214. example 264. gallantry
165. dismissal 215. exceed 265. galvanize
166. dispensable 216. exception 266. gasoline
167. dispenser 217. exercising 267. gaudy
168. disrupt 218. exhibit 268. gauge, gage
169. district 219. expensive 269. gearshift
170. disturbance 220. experiment 270. generally

171. domesticate 221. exuberance 271. generate


172. dormant 222. fabulous 272. genetic
173. dosage 223. facedown 273. genteel
174. downtrodden 224. facility 274. geographical
175. dreary 225. fainthearted 275. Germany
176. drillmaster 226. famish 276. gesturing
177. duplicate 227. fanciful 277. ghetto
178. dutiful 228. fanfare 278. giddily
179. dwindle 229. fast-forward 279. gingersnap
180. dynasty 230. fatality 280. glacier

181. earliest 231. fatigue 281. gladiator


182. earlobe 232. federate 282. gluttony
183. ecology 233. felon 283. golden rule
184. ecstatic 234. ferocious 284. good-humored
185. editorial 235. fertilizer 285. goodwill
186. eighteenth 236. fester 286. gooseneck
187. elapse 237. fiddlestick 287. gorgeous
188. electromagnet 238. fidgety 288. governess
189. electronics 239. fiercely 289. gracious
190. elongate 240. filibuster 290. graduate

191. eloquent 241. finch 291. graffiti


192. embargo 242. flammable 292. grammar
193. embellish 243. flatterer 293. grandnephew
194. emerald 244. folklore 294. granola
195. emotional 245. flexible 295. gratuitous
196. emptying 246. flourish 296. gravitate
197. enamel 247. forcible 297. gray, grey
198. encampment 248. forecast 298. greatness
199. encumber 249. forgetful 299. greenhouse effect
200. endorse, indorse 250. fortitude 300. grimace

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Grades 5-6 (contd)

301. grinning 351. illegal 401. keepsake


302. groundless 352. illegible 402. kernel (part of a seed)
303. guava 353. imaginary 403. keypunch
304. gulp 354. immaterial 404. kidney
305. gumbo 355. immature 405. kilowatt
306. gumption 356. immerse 406. kilt
307. gymnast 357. impeach 407. kindling
308. hairstylist 358. impersonate 408. kinship
309. halfhearted 359. impostor, imposter 409. knead (press into a mass)
310. hammered 360. improvement 410. knightly

311. handiwork 361. inattention 411. knitting


312. handling 362. inaugurate 412. laboratory
313. haphazard 363. incision 413. lacquer
314. happening 364. incomplete 414. lamentation
315. happiness 365. inconsiderate 415. laminated
316. hardware 366. increasingly 416. landfill
317. harmonious 367. indicator 417. languid
318. Hawaiian 368. industrial 418. laser
319. hazing 369. inedible 419. lateral
320. headstrong 370. inferior 420. lattice

321. heartily 371. inhumane 421. launchpad


322. heckle 372. inject 422. lava
323. hectic 373. injunction 423. leaden
324. heirloom 374. inorganic 424. league
325. henceforth 375. insincere 425. leathery
326. herbicide 376. insulation 426. lectern
327. hibachi 377. intelligence 427. leek (herb)
328. hibernate 378. interlude 428. left-handed
329. hindrance 379. intimidate 429. legality
330. hippo 380. intolerant 430. legislator

331. historian 381. introvert 431. lemon


332. hoax 382. inventor 432. levelheaded
333. hominy 383. invincible 433. liable
334. homonym 384. invitation 434. lifestyle
335. hopefully 385. irksome 435. lignite
336. hospital 386. ironclad 436. limitation
337. hostess 387. irritant 437. lineage
338. hottest 388. itinerary 438. linebacker
339. hubbub 389. jackhammer 439. linguist
340. humility 390. Japanese 440. literacy

341. humorist 391. jargon 441. literally


342. hydrant 392. jellyfish 442. locality
343. hydroplane 393. jetty 443. loftiness
344. hymnal 394. jinx 444. loose
345. hyphenate 395. jitters 445. lovable, loveable
346. hypocrite 396. jobholder 446. low-grade
347. idealism 397. jollity 447. loyally
348. identity 398. judged 448. lumberyard
349. ignition 399. Jurassic 449. lurch
350. ignoring 400. juvenile 450. luscious

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Grades 5-6 (contd)
451. luxurious 501. nestle 551. optimistic
452. lyrical 502. nethermost 552. optometry
453. magnetizable 503. network 553. oration
454. maintenance 504. neutral 554. orderliness
455. malformation 505. newcomer 555. ordinary
456. manuscript 506. newsworthy 556. oregano
457. marathon (footrace) 507. niece 557. organism
458. marginal 508. nifty 558. oriental, Oriental
459. marsupial 509. nigh 559. oust
460. material 510. nineteen 560. outburst

461. mathematics 511. ninja 561. outrank


462. mawkish 512. nitpick 562. outwardly
463. maximum 513. noiseless 563. outweigh
464. meadowlark 514. nominee 564. overcritical
465. meaningful 515. nonobjective 565. oversight
466. medication 516. nonthreatening 566. overview
467. meditate 517. nonverbal 567. owlet
468. memorable 518. Northerner 568. pallid
469. merchant 519. nosepiece 569. pancreas
470. merciless 520. notarize 570. paperback

471. metallic 521. notebook 571. paradox


472. methodical 522. nova 572. paragraph
473. microphone 523. novelty 573. parsonage
474. millionaire 524. nugget 574. participate
475. minimal 525. numerous 575. passion (strong feeling)
476. minority 526. nunnery 576. patriotism
477. minuet 527. nursery rhyme 577. paunchy
478. misery 528. nurturant 578. pedestal
479. misguidance 529. nutritious 579. pending
480. mistrust 530. obelisk 580. penmanship

481. modular 531. obligatory 581. pension


482. moisturize 532. oblivious 582. perceive
483. monopoly 533. obscure 583. perishable
484. morale 534. observable 584. persistent
485. mosquito 535. obtrude 585. personable
486. multitude 536. occupancy 586. pesticide
487. musketeer (soldier) 537. occupation 587. pharmacy
488. mutual 538. octagon 588. philosophy
489. nailbrush 539. odorous 589. pinkie, pinky
490. namesake 540. offertory, Offertory 590. plaintiff

491. narration 541. officiate 591. pledged


492. nasal 542. oldster 592. pollutant
493. natural resource 543. omelet, omelette 593. polyester
494. naturalize 544. onionskin 594. portrayal
495. nautical 545. onslaught 595. possession
496. navy (fleet of ships) 546. on-target 596. postpone
497. necessity 547. opaque 597. powerless
498. needful 548. openhanded 598. precaution
499. neglectful 549. operating 599. preceptor
500. negotiate 550. opposable 600. precipitation

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Grades 5-6 (contd)
601. predator 651. ridicule 701. tamale
602. preliminary 652. roommate 702. tandem
603. previous 653. rotation 703. teammate
604. printable 654. roughneck 704. technique
605. proceed 655. rueful 705. tedious
606. property 656. rummage 706. telescopic
607. publish 657. sanctuary 707. tentative
608. pyramid 658. satellite 708. terrific
609. quaker, Quaker 659. satisfaction 709. terrorize
610. qualm 660. scenic 710. theatrical

611. quarantine 661. scheming 711. theft


612. queen 662. scientific 712. thenceforth
613. questionable 663. scoundrel 713. thickset
614. quintillion 664. seasonable 714. threaten
615. quittance 665. secondary 715. thunderous
616. quizzes 666. seizure 716. thwart
617. quorum 667. selection 717. time-honored
618. racecourse 668. seminar 718. tinker
619. racket, racquet 669. separate 719. titanic
620. raging 670. seriously 720. toffee, toffy

621. raincoat 671. settlement 721. tolerable


622. rancid 672. shredded 722. tomorrow
623. random 673. similar 723. torrential
624. raspy 674. simplify 724. tousle
625. rational 675. sincerity 725. toxin
626. reactor 676. singular 726. trademark
627. rearrange 677. slanderous 727. traditional
628. reasoning 678. smorgasbord 728. tragedy
629. rebellion 679. sociable 729. tranquil
630. rebuttal 680. socialite 730. transplant

631. recede 681. soldier 731. treasurer


632. receptionist 682. solidify 732. tremendous
633. recital 683. somersault 733. trickster
634. reference 684. spacious 734. trillion
635. refrigerate 685. specific 735. trophy
636. regiment 686. splendid 736. tubular
637. relative humidity 687. squirm 737. turbulent
638. reluctant 688. statistical 738. twentieth
639. repetitious 689. stereotype 739. ultima
640. rephrase 690. strategy 740. unaffected

641. replacement 691. subsequent 741. unbearable


642. reportedly 692. successful 742. unbeatable
643. reservation 693. supreme 743. underachiever
644. reservoir 694. surgeon 744. unearthly
645. residue 695. surrender 745. unfamiliar
646. response 696. survive 746. unfulfilled
647. restaurant 697. swimming 747. uniformity
648. retrospect 698. synthetic 748. uninstall
649. revolution 699. taffeta 749. united
650. ricotta 700. talkative 750. unknowable

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Grades 5-6 (contd)

751. unreasonable
752. unsportsmanlike
753. untouchable
754. uprising (noun)
755. upstroke
756. utility
757. vagrancy
758. vain (conceit)
759. validity
760. vanquish

761. vaporize
762. vegetate
763. velocity
764. ventilate
765. venture
766. version
767. vertebra
768. veterinarian
769. vicinity
770. videotape

771. viper (snake)


772. vitality
773. voiceless
774. volcanic
775. volume
776. voucher
777. warbling
778. warrior
779. washbasin
780. wasteful

781. watchful
782. wealthier
783. wearied
784. weevil
785. weigh (measure)
786. werewolf
787. whence
788. whichever
789. whitening
790. winning

791. wistful
792. withdrawn
793. worthy
794. xylophone
795. yammering
796. yardage
797. yearling
798. youthfulness
799. zealous
800. zestfully

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Grades 7-8
1. abbreviation 51. automatically 101. capacious
2. abhorrent 52. avowal 102. cardigan
3. abolition 53. azure 103. carnivorous
4. abundantly 54. backstroke 104. Caucasian
5. abysmal 55. bacteriologist 105. Celsius
6. accelerando 56. bailiff 106. ceremonial
7. accentuate 57. bandanna, bandana 107. charade
8. acceptable 58. barometer 108. chemotherapy
9. accomplice 59. barracuda 109. Cherokee
10. accuracy 60. bashfulness 110. chloroform

11. achievement 61. bazaar (rows of shops) 111. choleric


12. acronym 62. beauteous 112. chronicle
13. acrylic 63. bedraggled 113. chronological
14. addendum 64. befuddlement 114. circumstantial
15. adjacent 65. beguiling 115. claimant
16. administration 66. behavior 116. clich
17. admissible 67. belie 117. coagulate
18. adolescence 68. benediction 118. coherence
19. adrenaline 69. benefited, benefitted 119. collagen
20. advancement 70. Bermuda grass 120. colloquial

21. adversity 71. besiege 121. cologne (perfume)


22. aerodynamics 72. beveled, bevelled 122. colonization
23. aerospace 73. biannual 123. commendation
24. afterthought 74. bibliography 124. commercialize
25. agglutinate 75. bicuspid 125. commodious
26. agitated 76. biochemistry 126. compensation
27. alcoholism 77. biodegradable 127. compliance
28. allegorical 78. biological 128. compost
29. alliteration 79. biopsy 129. comprise
30. ambiguity 80. bipartisan 130. concealment

31. amphibian 81. blithe 131. conclusion


32. amphitheater 82. blizzard 132. confectioner
33. andante 83. blueprint 133. confidential
34. annotate 84. bounteous 134. congratulate
35. annoyance 85. boycott 135. consecutive
36. anthology 86. boysenberry 136. consensus
37. anthropology 87. brachiopod 137. contagious
38. antihistamine 88. braille, Braille 138. contaminant
39. apothecary 89. breathlessness 139. continuance
40. approximate 90. briefly 140. controversy

41. arboretum 91. brilliance 141. convenience


42. archaic 92. briny 142. corduroy
43. arguable 93. bronchitis 143. cosmonaut
44. assessment 94. buccaneer 144. credentials
45. assiduous 95. bungalow 145. credibility
46. asterisk 96. burnoose, burnous 146. crustacean
47. asthma 97. butane 147. cubbyhole
48. attendance 98. bystander 148. dalmatian, Dalmatian
49. auctioneer 99. calamity 149. dandelion
50. autocratic 100. calculus 150. data processing

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Grades 7-8 (contd)

151. deaconess 201. electrician 251. feline


152. deadline 202. elephantine 252. fermentation
153. decadent 203. elevated 253. fiberglass
154. deceitful 204. eliminate 254. fibula
155. deception 205. emancipation 255. filament
156. declarative 206. embankment 256. filtration
157. decommission 207. emblem 257. finality
158. decomposition 208. embodiment 258. flamboyant
159. deferential 209. empathy 259. flautist
160. deflation 210. emphysema 260. flirtatious

161. delectable 211. emptiness 261. fluidity


162. deleterious 212. emulsify 262. fluorescent
163. deliberate 213. encumbrance 263. folksinger
164. demeanor 214. endangerment 264. fool's gold
165. dementia 215. endowment 265. foreclosure
166. demographic 216. enigmatic 266. foreseeable
167. denim 217. enormously 267. forfeiture
168. dependence 218. enterprising 268. formaldehyde
169. derivative 219. enthusiasm 269. formidable
170. derogatory 220. enunciation 270. fortunate

171. despise 221. enviable 271. forum


172. destructible 222. epigram 272. fragmentary
173. deteriorate 223. epitomize 273. fraternize
174. deterrence 224. equidistant 274. fraudulent
175. dexterous, dextrous 225. equivocal 275. frippery
176. diagnosis 226. eradicate 276. frivolous
177. dignified 227. erratic 277. frowsy, frowzy
178. digress 228. estuary 278. fruition
179. diphtheria 229. eventually 279. fugitive
180. disadvantage 230. evolutionist 280. fulfillment

181. disintegrate 231. exasperate 281. functionary


182. disposable 232. excavation 282. fundamental
183. disregard 233. excessive 283. gabardine
184. dissipate 234. exemplar 284. galore
185. dissonant 235. exhaustion 285. gamma
186. distribute 236. exhilarate 286. garrison
187. divergence 237. expedition 287. gastropod
188. docile 238. explicable 288. gazpacho
189. documentation 239. expostulate 289. gearbox
190. doleful 240. extreme 290. generosity

191. dossier 241. exultation 291. gentility


192. downgrade 242. fabulous 292. genuine
193. dubious 243. facial 293. geode
194. dutiable 244. facilitate 294. geothermal
195. dyslexia 245. factitious 295. germicide
196. ecclesiastical 246. fallible 296. gerrymander
197. economics 247. falsification 297. geyser
198. edifice 248. fantasia 298. gimmick
199. effortlessly 249. fascinating 299. gladsome
200. egoism 250. federation 300. glass ceiling

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Grades 7-8 (contd)

301. glittery 351. hobnob 401. ineligible


302. glucose 352. holocaust, Holocaust 402. inexcusable
303. gnome 353. homecoming 403. infelicitous
304. good-natured 354. homeostasis 404. infinite
305. gossamer 355. homologous 405. inflexible
306. governess 356. honorary 406. inheritance
307. graciousness 357. horizontally 407. inscrutable
308. gradation 358. hors d'oeuvre 408. insignia
309. grandiose 359. hostelry 409. insufficient
310. graphite 360. hotchpotch 410. intercollegiate

311. grassland 361. hourglass 411. intermediary


312. greathearted 362. humdrum 412. intricacy
313. gremlin 363. humorous 413. intuitive
314. griminess 364. hundredth 414. investigation
315. gristmill 365. hygienist 415. ironic
316. grotesqueness 366. hyperbole 416. irrelevant
317. grueling, gruelling 367. hypnotic 417. irresistible
318. guacamole 368. hypocrisy 418. iteration
319. guarantor 369. hypothesis 419. jackal
320. Guernsey 370. hysteria 420. January

321. guidance 371. idiomatic 421. jealousy


322. guiltiness 372. idiosyncrasy 422. jennet
323. guzzling 373. illegibly 423. jeopardize
324. gymnasium 374. illustration 424. jimsonweed, Jimsonweed
325. gyroscope 375. immediacy 425. jittery
326. habitable 376. imminent 426. jocose
327. haiku 377. impairment 427. John Doe
328. hairbreadth 378. impalpable 428. jostle
329. handkerchief 379. impatient 429. jubilant
330. harassment 380. imperative 430. Judaism

331. hardihood 381. impersonal 431. judiciary


332. harmonization 382. impervious 432. junction
333. harvest moon 383. implement 433. junta
334. hazardous 384. impossibility 434. Jupiter
335. hearthstone 385. inaccessible 435. justification
336. heartrending 386. inadmissible 436. juxtapose
337. heightened 387. inauguration 437. kaiser
338. helmsman 388. incapacitate 438. kapok
339. henpeck 389. incitement 439. karakul, Karakul (a sheep)
340. heptagonal 390. incombustible 440. karat, carat

341. herbaceous 391. incommunicado 441. kayak


342. hereditary 392. incompetent 442. kerosene, kerosine
343. heritage 393. incredible 443. kickstand
344. hertz 394. indecision 444. kilogram
345. hesitancy 395. independence 445. kindergarten
346. hexadecimal 396. indicate 446. kitchenette
347. hierarchy 397. indigo 447. kleptomaniac
348. hilarious 398. indolent 448. knavery
349. Hinduism 399. inducement 449. kola nut
350. historically 400. indulgence 450. kookaburra

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Grades 7-8 (contd)

451. laborsaving 501. magnetosphere 551. neophyte


452. lackluster 502. malachite 552. neurologist
453. lament 503. malady 553. neutralization
454. landscaping 504. malinger 554. nevertheless
455. languish 505. malpractice 555. newsreel
456. lapidary 506. mandate 556. newsworthy
457. laryngitis 507. manifesto 557. nicotine
458. latitude 508. manufacturer 558. nimbostratus
459. laughter 509. marina 559. ninetieth
460. lavatory 510. maritime 560. noisome

461. lavishly 511. marshmallow 561. no-man's-land


462. lean-to 512. mastiff 562. nomenclature
463. leaven 513. mayhem 563. nomogram
464. legalization 514. meager, meagre 564. nonchalance
465. legato 515. medicinal 565. nonconformist, Nonconformist
466. legendary 516. memento 566. noncontagious
467. legionnaire 517. mendacious 567. nonessential
468. legislation 518. meningitis 568. nonmilitant
469. leniency 519. mercifully 569. no-nonsense
470. lethargic 520. Mesozoic 570. nonprescription

471. liaison 521. metaphysics 571. normalcy


472. libeler, libeller 522. meticulous 572. northern lights
473. liberated 523. mezzanine 573. nostalgia
474. license, licence 524. minestrone 574. nostril
475. lieutenancy 525. mischievous 575. notary public
476. lifeline 526. misfortune 576. noticing
477. ligature 527. misinterpret 577. notwithstanding
478. likelihood 528. modifier 578. noxious
479. lineal 529. molecular 579. nuance
480. linguistics 530. momentous 580. numeration

481. linseed 531. monarchy 581. nurturance


482. literary 532. monotone 582. obeyed
483. lithesome 533. mortgage 583. objectionable
484. lithograph 534. mosquito 584. obliging
485. loathsome 535. mountaineering 585. oblivion
486. locomotion 536. multimillionaire 586. obscene
487. logarithm 537. murkiness 587. obsessive
488. longitudinal 538. mystical 588. obstreperous
489. longshoreman 539. nanotechnology 589. obtuse
490. loophole 540. nationality 590. obviousness

491. lorry 541. naturalization 591. occupant


492. louse 542. nauseating 592. occurring
493. lugubrious 543. nauseous 593. odious
494. luminary 544. navigating 594. odometer
495. lustrous 545. nebulous 595. odoriferous
496. lymphatic 546. negate 596. off-limits
497. mackerel 547. negligence 597. ogre
498. magisterial 548. negotiable 598. oligarchy
499. magnanimous 549. neighborhood 599. olympiad, Olympiad
500. magnetism 550. neoclassic 600. omniscient

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Grades 7-8 (contd)

601. onerous 651. physique 701. recondition


602. onomatopoeia 652. pinnacle 702. recreation
603. open-minded 653. plurality 703. rectangular
604. opinionated 654. pneumonia 704. recyclable
605. opportune 655. poignancy 705. redundant
606. oppressive 656. pollution 706. refinement
607. optimist 657. popularity 707. regalia
608. opulence 658. possibility 708. regardless
609. oratorical 659. practically 709. regression
610. orchestral 660. pragmatism 710. regurgitate

611. ordinariness 661. precarious 711. rejuvenate


612. originality 662. precedent 712. religious
613. orphanage 663. precipitate 713. reminisce
614. orthodontics 664. predecessor 714. remittance
615. orthography 665. preempt 715. remunerate
616. oscillate 666. premonition 716. reprimand
617. ostensible 667. preposition 717. reprisal
618. ostracism 668. proclamation 718. repugnant
619. outcast 669. progressive 719. resignation
620. outgrowth 670. pronunciation 720. resourceful

621. overachiever 671. protocol 721. respectable


622. overactive 672. provocative 722. respirator
623. oversubscribe 673. psychiatry 723. resuscitate
624. overwrought 674. purposeful 724. retribution
625. overzealous 675. pursuit 725. revelry
626. oxygenate 676. quadrangle 726. reverend
627. ozone 677. quadratic 727. rhetoric
628. Paleocene 678. quadrille 728. rheumatism
629. pamphlet 679. quadruped 729. rhyme scheme
630. paradoxical 680. qualifier 730. robust

631. paragon 681. qualitative 731. rogue


632. parallelism 682. quarterdeck 732. rosin
633. paralyzed 683. quavering 733. roughhewn
634. paraphernalia 684. quenchable 734. routinely
635. parochial 685. questionably 735. rudimentary
636. particular 686. quintessence 736. run-on sentence
637. patiently 687. quintuplet 737. salutatorian
638. peculiarity 688. quisling 738. sanitation
639. penniless 689. quotable 739. sardonic
640. perception 690. radiance 740. schematic

641. percolator 691. radioactivity 741. scrupulous


642. periodic 692. raillery 742. sedimentary
643. permissible 693. rambunctious 743. seismology
644. pernicious 694. rapacious 744. self-confidence
645. perpetrate 695. rapidity 745. sentimental
646. perspiration 696. reassurance 746. serendipity
647. persuasion 697. recapitulate 747. sesquicentennial
648. pertinent 698. receiver 748. severe
649. pessimism 699. reckoning 749. shatterproof
650. phenomenal 700. reclamation 750. significance

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Grades 7-8 (contd)

751. singularity 801. tragedian 851. verbose


752. solitaire 802. transcend 852. vernacular
753. sonnet 803. transcription 853. viability
754. souvenir 804. transfusion 854. vibrancy
755. spasmodic 805. transitive 855. Victorian
756. specification 806. translucency 856. victorious
757. staggering 807. trapezoid 857. viewpoint
758. stenographer 808. treacherous 858. vignette
759. stimulate 809. treatise 859. vindictive
760. strategic 810. tribunal 860. viola (plant)

761. strenuous 811. trigonometry 861. virologist


762. subdivision 812. triumphal 862. virtuous
763. subjugate 813. trivet 863. visibility
764. subliminal 814. trowel 864. visionary
765. substitute 815. trudge 865. vitamin
766. successive 816. tubercular 866. vivacious
767. sufficient 817. turmoil 867. voluminous
768. suffrage 818. turnstile 868. waft
769. superimpose 819. tycoon 869. waggery
770. supernova 820. typewriter 870. waistline

771. superstition 821. tyrannous 871. Walkman (trademark)


772. supervise 822. ultimatum 872. watchfulness
773. susceptible 823. ultraviolet 873. wearisome
774. suspension 824. unaccustomed 874. weatherproof
775. symmetrical 825. unappealing 875. wherewithal
776. synonymous 826. unappetizing 876. wholesaler
777. tableau 827. uncertainty 877. wickerwork
778. tactical 828. uncivilized 878. windowsill
779. taskmaster 829. uncomfortable 879. windswept
780. tastefully 830. uneasiness 880. wiseacre

781. taxpayer 831. unemployment 881. witted


782. tectonics 832. unessential 882. wizardry
783. telepathy 833. unimaginable 883. wolverine
784. temperate 834. unintentional 884. worthwhile
785. tempered 835. unnecessarily 885. wreathe
786. tenacious 836. unsheathe 886. wristwatch
787. terminate 837. unsweetened 887. wrongdoer
788. terrestrial 838. upheaval 888. x-coordinate
789. textbook 839. upperclassman 889. xenophobia
790. theorem 840. uppermost 890. xylophone

791. therapeutic 841. usage 891. yachtsman


792. thesaurus 842. utilization 892. yeoman
793. thesis 843. vaccination 893. yodel
794. throughout 844. vainglorious 894. Yorkshire terrier
795. timidness 845. vandalism 895. yuletide, Yuletide
796. tolerance 846. vegetarian 896. zaniest
797. tonsillectomy 847. vehemence 897. zenith
798. topology 848. ventriloquist 898. zirconium
799. torpedoes 849. venturesome 899. zoning
800. tourniquet 850. verbalize 900. zoologist

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